1To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim, A Psalm of David. Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul.2I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me.3I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my God.4They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of mine head: they that would destroy me, being mine enemies wrongfully, are mighty: then I restored that which I took not away.5O God, thou knowest my foolishness; and my sins are not hid from thee.6Let not them that wait on thee, O Lord GOD of hosts, be ashamed for my sake: let not those that seek thee be confounded for my sake, O God of Israel.7Because for thy sake I have borne reproach; shame hath covered my face.8I am become a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien unto my mother' children.9For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me.10When I wept, and chastened my soul with fasting, that was to my reproach.11I made sackcloth also my garment; and I became a proverb to them.12They that sit in the gate speak against me; and I was the song of the drunkards.13But as for me, my prayer is unto thee, O LORD, in an acceptable time: O God, in the multitude of thy mercy hear me, in the truth of thy salvation.14Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not sink: let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters.15Let not the waterflood overflow me, neither let the deep swallow me up, and let not the pit shut her mouth upon me.16Hear me, O LORD; for thy lovingkindness is good: turn unto me according to the multitude of thy tender mercies.17And hide not thy face from thy servant; for I am in trouble: hear me speedily.18Draw nigh unto my soul, and redeem it: deliver me because of mine enemies.19Thou hast known my reproach, and my shame, and my dishonour: mine adversaries are all before thee.20Reproach hath broken my heart; and I am full of heaviness: and I looked for some to take pity, but there was none; and for comforters, but I found none.21They gave me also gall for my meat; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.22Let their table become a snare before them: and that which should have been for their welfare, let it become a trap.23Let their eyes be darkened, that they see not; and make their loins continually to shake.24Pour out thine indignation upon them, and let thy wrathful anger take hold of them.25Let their habitation be desolate; and let none dwell in their tents.26For they persecute him whom thou hast smitten; and they talk to the grief of those whom thou hast wounded.27Add iniquity unto their iniquity: and let them not come into thy righteousness.28Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, and not be written with the righteous.29But I am poor and sorrowful: let thy salvation, O God, set me up on high.30I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.31This also shall please the LORD better than an ox or bullock that hath horns and hoofs.32The humble shall see this, and be glad: and your heart shall live that seek God.33For the LORD heareth the poor, and despiseth not his prisoners.34Let the heaven and earth praise him, the seas, and every thing that moveth therein.35For God will save Zion, and will build the cities of Judah: that they may dwell there, and have it in possession.36The seed also of his servants shall inherit it: and they that love his name shall dwell therein.
English Standard Version
Save Me, O God
1To the choirmaster: according to Lilies. Of David. Save me, O God! For the waters have come up to my neck. (Job 22:11; Ps 32:6; Ps 45:1; Ps 69:14; Ps 130:1)2I sink in deep mire, where there is no foothold; I have come into deep waters, and the flood sweeps over me. (Ps 40:2; Ps 69:14; Ps 124:4)3I am weary with my crying out; my throat is parched. My eyes grow dim with waiting for my God. (De 28:32; Ps 6:6; Ps 22:15; Ps 31:24; Ps 119:82; Ps 119:123; Isa 38:14)4More in number than the hairs of my head are those who hate me without cause; mighty are those who would destroy me, those who attack me with lies. What I did not steal must I now restore? (Ps 35:7; Ps 35:19; Ps 38:19; Ps 40:12; Ps 59:3; Ps 109:3; Ps 119:161; Joh 15:25)5O God, you know my folly; the wrongs I have done are not hidden from you.6Let not those who hope in you be put to shame through me, O Lord God of hosts; let not those who seek you be brought to dishonor through me, O God of Israel. (Ps 25:2)7For it is for your sake that I have borne reproach, that dishonor has covered my face. (Ps 44:22; Jer 15:15)8I have become a stranger to my brothers, an alien to my mother’s sons. (Job 19:13; Ps 31:11; Ps 38:11; Joh 1:11)9For zeal for your house has consumed me, and the reproaches of those who reproach you have fallen on me. (Ps 89:41; Ps 89:50; Ps 119:139; Ps 132:1; Joh 2:17; Ro 15:3)10When I wept and humbled my soul with fasting, it became my reproach.11When I made sackcloth my clothing, I became a byword to them. (Job 17:6; Ps 35:13)12I am the talk of those who sit in the gate, and the drunkards make songs about me. (Ge 19:1; Es 2:19; Job 30:9)13But as for me, my prayer is to you, O Lord. At an acceptable time, O God, in the abundance of your steadfast love answer me in your saving faithfulness. (Ps 32:6; Ps 109:4; Isa 49:8; 2Co 6:2)14Deliver me from sinking in the mire; let me be delivered from my enemies and from the deep waters. (Ps 69:1; Ps 69:2; Ps 144:7)15Let not the flood sweep over me, or the deep swallow me up, or the pit close its mouth over me. (Nu 16:33; Ps 55:23)16Answer me, O Lord, for your steadfast love is good; according to your abundant mercy, turn to me. (Ps 25:16; Ps 63:3; Ps 106:45; Ps 109:21)17Hide not your face from your servant, for I am in distress; make haste to answer me. (Ps 18:6; Ps 27:9; Ps 102:2; Ps 143:7)18Draw near to my soul, redeem me; ransom me because of my enemies!19You know my reproach, and my shame and my dishonor; my foes are all known to you. (Ps 22:6; Ps 69:10; Heb 12:2)20Reproaches have broken my heart, so that I am in despair. I looked for pity, but there was none, and for comforters, but I found none. (Job 16:2; Ps 69:19; Ps 142:4; Isa 63:5; Jer 15:5; Mt 26:37)21They gave me poison for food, and for my thirst they gave me sour wine to drink. (De 29:18; Mt 27:34; Mt 27:48; Mr 15:23; Lu 23:36; Joh 19:29)22Let their own table before them become a snare; and when they are at peace, let it become a trap. (Ps 23:5; Ps 35:4; Ps 109:6; Ro 11:9; 1Th 5:3)23Let their eyes be darkened, so that they cannot see, and make their loins tremble continually. (Isa 6:10; Da 5:6; Na 2:10; Mt 13:14)24Pour out your indignation upon them, and let your burning anger overtake them.25May their camp be a desolation; let no one dwell in their tents. (Mt 23:38; Lu 13:35; Ac 1:20)26For they persecute him whom you have struck down, and they recount the pain of those you have wounded. (Job 19:21; Isa 53:4; Zec 1:15)27Add to them punishment upon punishment; may they have no acquittal from you. (Ne 4:5)28Let them be blotted out of the book of the living; let them not be enrolled among the righteous. (Ex 32:32; Eze 13:9; Lu 10:20; Php 4:3; Heb 12:23; Re 3:5)29But I am afflicted and in pain; let your salvation, O God, set me on high! (Ps 20:1)30I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify him with thanksgiving. (Ps 28:7; Ps 34:3; Ps 50:14; Ps 50:23)31This will please the Lord more than an ox or a bull with horns and hoofs. (Le 11:3; Ps 50:13)32When the humble see it they will be glad; you who seek God, let your hearts revive. (Ps 22:26; Ps 34:2)33For the Lord hears the needy and does not despise his own people who are prisoners. (Ps 68:6)34Let heaven and earth praise him, the seas and everything that moves in them. (Ps 96:11; Ps 98:7; Ps 148:1; Isa 44:23; Isa 49:13)35For God will save Zion and build up the cities of Judah, and people shall dwell there and possess it; (Ps 51:18; Isa 44:26)36the offspring of his servants shall inherit it, and those who love his name shall dwell in it. (Ps 37:29; Ps 102:28; Isa 65:9)